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Colorado Springs Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the foundation for spine movement. Spinal stability safeguards the structures of the nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR evaluates spinal stability in all our Colorado Springs back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability relies on strong, stable musculature to do its job. New research is pointing to the role of the diaphragm and breathing in supporting spinal stability.

SPINAL STABILITY

All the various parts of the spine figure into spinal stability, even the slightest spinal motion segment’s vertebra (the bony part of the spine). Bones, discs, and ligaments in the spine provide all types of coupled motions of the spine and transfer proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which coordinates muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are injured or otherwise in peril – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is feasible. (1) That’s where your Colorado Springs chiropractor comes into play with chiropractic spinal manipulation and a helpful treatment plan incorporating exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR addresses spinal stability with some common exercise suggestions and explores the use of newer exercise methods like breathing that are showing some promise. Maximal abdominal contraction maneuver compared with maximal expiration exercise resulted in better increased spinal stability. As a breathing exercise to enhance spinal joint stability, it had a positive effect on increasing co-contraction and spine stability as shown by significantly greater muscle thickness of the transverse abdominis and rectus abdominis. (2) Forced breathing exercise therapy improved trunk stability and activities of daily living in chronic low back pain sufferers. (3) Colorado Springs back pain patients will value how something they do every day – done with just a little more purpose - may help them with their back pain!

DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately coupled, and both offer some hope in addressing spinal stability issues. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR came across some new studies on how diaphragm training addresses spinal stability. In a study of the rehabilitation of athletes with nonspecific low back pain, adding diaphragm training (breathing) to electrical stimulation therapy was beneficial in improving function, stability, pain, and balance. (4) Diaphragm training significantly reduced the severity of pain and also influenced the thickness of active stabilizers - transversus abdominis, lumbar multifidus muscle - in the lumbar spine. (5) Strong, thick spinal stabilizers are good in combatting Colorado Springs back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN, ICHC, FNLP, LE, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they describe their combined treatment approach of breathing training and the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped a patient realize back pain relief.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way towards keeping the spine stable, reducing Colorado Springs back pain, and keeping the foundation of spinal movement well conditioned.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR describes spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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